09/19/2005 - Arbitech Generates Support for Katrina Relief Efforts
Laguna Beach, CA - Arbitech, LLC, today announced a community outreach to generate support for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
In addition to the Arbitech employee team donating thousands of dollars to the American Red Cross, Josh McCarter, Arbitech’s COO, and his wife Tracey, appealed to the community and garnered tremendous support. The McCarter’s originally began their donation drive by purchasing new items for the victims of the hurricane and asking friends to assist. Within a short time, they had four commercial moving trucks in front of their residence loading contributions.
“It ended up being this huge, massive effort,” stated Tracey McCarter. “I realized I wasn’t going to be able to ship this myself.” She contacted Mercy Airlift International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that transports goods to disaster sites (mercyairlift.org).
Arbitech has consistently reached out to the community, whether near or far from their Orange County headquarters. Arbitech had a number of reseller partner involved in the relief and rebuilding efforts and sold thousands of dollars of product at cost to accommodate the needs at hand. “The victims of Katrina have been dealt a devastating loss from the hurricane. It is a crucial time for people across the U.S. to come together to support the relief efforts of Katrina in any way possible. No contribution is too small,” stated Don Shafer, Vice President of Corporate Development for Arbitech.
Arbitech was named the fastest growing company in the US by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2004, increasing from the number two position it claimed in both 2003 and 2002. Starting business in 2000, the company pioneered a new distribution model for selling computer hardware and now counts as customers many of the largest resellers and system integrators in the world, with sales of $150 million last year.
Arbitech, LLC, founded in August 2000, is the nation's leading independent distributor of server, storage, networking, mobility, telephony and point-of-sale products. By offering creative, cost-effective solutions, Arbitech enables its customers to win net-new business and earn greater profits. Recognized locally by industry associations and business publications for company culture and growth, Arbitech strives to be a total solutions provider with its extensive product offerings and value added services.